Continuing TACFIT Research using SIRT Laser Technology

November 6, 2014 – 10:55 am
Great factory tour this morning at the manufacturing of SIRT laser technology with founder Mike Hughes. Uber cool TACFIT research coming on the transferability of our heart rate biofeedback and tactical fitness platform to increased fine motor accuracy, precision and pattern recognition using the most innovative technology in the industry! a2a_linkname="Continuing TACFIT Research using SIRT Laser Technology";a2a_linkurl="";

Tension Follows Technique

November 6, 2014 – 10:54 am
Effort alone is a wasted struggle. Try as hard as you can to perform more, harder, longer, and not only will you eventually fail, but you will inevitable break. Instead, pour your tension into technique, and nothing you do will be squandered. Everything you do will be create a stronger, safer you. Tension follows techniques. This is what it means to be "tactical" with your exercise: all elements conspire to your success. TACFIT Lifestyle! a2a_linkname="Tension Follows Technique";a2a_linkurl="";

How to End Child Abuse Forever.

November 6, 2014 – 10:54 am
Ask a higher quality question. Instead of asking how do we stop child abuse, or even how do we prevent it, ask a higher question: how would a community operate, how would it be organized and appear, where child abuse didn't exist? An incredible organization - - asked me to sit down with them yesterday to discuss how we can conspire and collaborate to this higher quality question. We need stop-gap retroactive intervention and counteractive prevention, but we should reach deeper, wider, higher, and orchestrate intentional proactive strategies for shifting our local community culture to an environment where child abuse is never given the opportunity to be created. This is an audacious vision. But like the massive transformation nationally which IS definitely ending smoking, it IS possible, if we are bold enough. Very Respectfully, Scott Sonnon Chief Operations Officer a2a_linkname="How to End Child Abuse Forever.";a2a_linkurl="";

Systemic Muscle Growth through “Triple Extension” (video)

November 3, 2014 – 11:49 am
The TACFIT Medicine Ball Slam achieves more Total Work, more efficiently, over the conventional "Hulk Smash" medball slam. Repeated effort, explosively, creates a systemic effect with growth hormone, even when performed with sub-maximal loads. The "triple extension" typically exclusive to Olympic lifting is central to activating the myofascial (muscle and fascia) chain called the "front line." When the elbows extend overhead while ribs remain knitted down (minimizing thoracic backward flexion), and the hips fully extend, with the ankles pointing (in plantarflexion), a unique biomechanical phenomenon happens, typically only accessed in climbing: the entire frontal chain activates as a single unit. It is very difficult to achieve this in Olympic lifting, because the lift is upward, escaping gravity. In the TACFIT medicine ball slam (unlike the conventional "Hulk Smash" forward bend), the body moves from fully squatted forward flexion, to fully (triple) extended backward flexion. The work happens on the rapid transition into gravity, ...

Science Doesn’t “Prove” Anything; That’s Why It’s Successful!

November 3, 2014 – 9:03 am
  To my rebuttal against the unscientific approach to "caveman feast-famine" dieting, a poster remarked that science is "transient and subject to change" implying that a scientific approach to nutrition is futile, because what is true one moment is not he next. Stating that science is subject to change is a truism. The very point of science is to change. A scientific absolute truth is an impossibility; waiting for one - naive. Don't await the discovery of absolute truths. They're not coming. This happens because many misunderstand the phrase "scientific proof." Scientists tend to have the stronger definition of proof. Science never does "prove" anything (to be an absolute truth - that's the realm of religion). Rather, it merely investigates and discovers more and more reliable and comprehensive theories that are always subject to revision and enhancement. This is the key reason why science is so successful. Act upon what you currently know. Tomorrow will ...

#1 Simplest Way to Better Nutrition (You Won’t Believe You Missed It!)

November 2, 2014 – 10:46 am
  People who pray, meditate, take a moment of silence to express gratitude before a meal receive more nutrients from the meal, store less of the meal as fat, and grow more muscle from it. We tend to associate stress as only life-or-death external events, but even events as simple as a toddler tantrum, or a car moving very slowly in front of you when you need to get somewhere by a certain time, release a cascade of hormones which: 1. cause your digestion to be inhibited and curtailed leading to compacting and elimination of ingested food, 2. raise your blood sugar levels (Glucocorticoids, glucagon and catecholamines collectively reverse insulin's effect.) 3. ship stores immediately to fat, 4. stop the growth of muscle and bone tissue (amino acids are stored as proteins; protein synthesis is inhibited), and 5. stop burning fat (fatty acid synthesis is inhibited; excess fats are stored in adipose tissue as triglycerides), 6. (as well ...

Exercise like a Savage but Recover (Eat) like a Scientist

November 2, 2014 – 8:24 am
    Some "experts" are creating wild theories about how "cavemen" ate, and assume that their "natural" approach to nutrition is how we were biologically designed; so they invented a "feast and famine" theory to eating and exercise recovery.   Our ability to adapt to our environment is our greatest attribute; if we use that intelligence, we can study our hormonal environment and adapt the best exercise and nutrition strategy to regulate our muscle growth, health and longevity. Are your skipping meals or fasting? This will have the reverse effect than you think. It irregulates your internal environment, breaking down your muscle and storing additional fat. It will also lead to serious health problems.  During intense exercise, starvation and fasting, cortisol is released from your adrenal cortex, which stimulates an enzyme to produce epinephrine (adrenaline). Epinephrine reaches your pituitary gland through your blood circulation and stimulates more cortisol production. In addition, these stresses release, glucagon ...

Dehydration Increases Your Fat (and Leads to Diabetes and Obesity)

November 1, 2014 – 1:50 pm
Even mild dehydration causes you to secrete stress hormones because the body interprets dehydration as life-threatening. Dehydrated, you produce a hormone called vasopressin: causing your kidneys to retain water and also prompting your liver to produce blood sugar, leading to elevated blood-glucose levels. Spiked blood sugar levels causes your body to release insulin. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage.  When insulin levels are elevated–either chronically or after a meal–we accumulate fat in adipose tissue.  When insulin levels fall, we release fat and oxidize it for fuel. dehydration > vasopressin > glucose > insulin > hyperinsulinemia > insulin resistance > obesity and diabetes Dehydration, as a result, eventually leads to chronic hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose, which can even cause insulin resistance (diabetes). According to a study published in "Diabetes Care" in 2011 of 3,615 adults over 9 years: those who drank the greatest amount of water were the least likely to ...

Crossfit Randomization vs Tacfit Periodization

October 31, 2014 – 10:58 am
In a recent article contrasting Tacfit and Crossfit, some disagreed with my use of the Crossfit definition as, "Randomly Selected, Functional Exercise performed at High Intensity," when many use the term Constantly-Varied rather than Randomly-Selected. Before you think I'm trying to mischaracterize Crossfit to create a strawman fallacy, I'd like to add that "randomly selected" and "constantly varied" are not conflicting definitions, nor are they even rejected by the founder and leading trainers. I did not create this definition. Founder Greg Glassman defined Crossfit as using randomization as the basis for Crossfit, "The CrossFit definition of fitness comes from three operational models explained in the Level 1 Training Guide: balance in CrossFit’s 10 general physical skills, the hopper model of random physical challenges, and the balance of the three metabolic pathways." ( Crossfit lead spokespersons, such as Dave Castro at HQ, repeatedly explain that constant variance IS random in selection of WODs, but ...

PAIN: Last to Arrive - First to Go

October 27, 2014 – 11:10 am
Pain is the last to arrive and the first to go. Just because you're out of pain, doesn't mean you should stop your exercise. Unfortunately, we are often only conditioned by pain-aversion, and not by the promise of pleasurable (endocrinal) performance; but we can be both. I hear the frustration of physical therapists, who cannot push their clients to move from the remedial "therapy" period of rehabilitation, into the generative "conditioning" period of post-habilitation. They have liability issues, and insurance limitations. A solid exercise program should take you off of the convalescent couch all the way through to restoring your athletic vitality. If you're in pain, use this as an opportunity to improve some lifestyle patterns. If you're out of pain, use it as an opportunity to improve some lifestyle patterns... so pain does not return, and so the thrill of physical performance returns to your life... which studies prove can be ...